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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The Big Red One

National Archives and Records Service
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Produced by the U.S. Army, this educational episode of The Big Picture series is a salute to the 1st Infantry Division, also known as "The Big Red One." This division participated in eight campaigns and three invasions during World War II. With fascinating footage provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, this film captures combat operations during these engagements, showing attacks and counterattacks on foot and in trucks and assault boats through heat, dust, cold, snow, and water. Colonel Quinn explains the Combat Infantry Badge, its history, and what is required of combat infantrymen in order to wear the badge.
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Run Time
30 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 13, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Big Red One
  • Introduction: The Big Red One (1:30)
  • American Battlefields (3:10)
  • Infantryman's Many Roles (4:20)
  • The Blue Badge (2:03)
  • First United States Infantry Division (3:12)
  • The Invasion of Sicily (0:43)
  • The Invasion of Europe (4:58)
  • The Big Red One Pushes Across Europe (2:48)
  • Signal Corps Cameramen (1:44)
  • The Blue Badge Series (2:01)
  • Credits: The Big Picture: The Big Red One (0:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2007.
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45117 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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